The AWE Smart Home Expo returns

This year’s AWE Smart Home Expo will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday 15-16 October at AWE’s Epsom Smart Apartment HQ.

The event is targeted at integrators, retailers, media and other industry professionals to experience the many exceptional industry firsts and latest insights on AWE’s range of premium brands.

“The AWE Smart Home Expo is the industry’s best chance to get up close and personal with the top brands in the industry, all in one location,” said Stuart Tickle, AWE’s Managing Director. “We’re especially excited to showcase Sony’s native 4K projectors, the best pound for pound home cinema projectors on the market and demonstrate just what they can do in our newly renovated Reference Cinema.

“We’ll also have new projector launches from Epson, the latest 4K and 8K screens from Sony, Samsung, LG, and Panasonic, awesome-sounding speakers from KEF and Definitive Technology, amplifiers and receivers from Denon and Marantz, the latest high-performance cinema screens from Euroscreen, the Smart automated window shading solution from Silent Gliss and URC Total Control 2.0.

“The AWE Smart Home Expo has pretty much everything for the integrator who cares about premium brand quality, easy integration and excellent value.”

Technology highlights will include the first showing of Sony’s upgraded VPL-VW760 and VPL-VW5000 native 4K HDR projectors; an exclusive preview of C-LED, Sony’s new Crystal LED screen alongside the first demonstration in the UK of the brand’s new 85-inch 8K screen; and the LG Wallpaper TV. Also, unveiled exclusively at the event will be Epson’s brand new EH-TW7000, EH-TW7100 and EH-LS500 laser 4K projectors.

The AWE Reference Cinema is upgraded to feature Sony’s VPL-VW5000 flagship 4K laser projector and a Sony VPL-VW870 native 4K laser projector as well as a brand new 170-inch 2.35:1 ambient light rejecting screen from Euroscreen. Immersive high-performance audio is delivered by KEF Reference in-wall speakers augmented by four Definitive Technology subwoofers driven by Marantz processing and Classe amplification.

Visitors will be able to experience a full IMAX Enhanced demonstration in the Performance Cinema featuring a native 4k Sony VPL-VW-570 projector, Marantz amplification, Definitive Technology Reference in wall speakers and a Euroscreen fixed frame acoustically transparent screen. In the Smart Apartment Den, visitors can relax in this newly decorated space and check out the new EH-TW7000 and EH-TW7100 and EHLS500S projectors, KEF R Series speakers, Marantz 2-channel NR1200 amplification and a Euroscreen in-ceiling projector screen.

Elsewhere in the Smart Apartment, the DT Hallway will be home to more new decoration in the shape of a giant HEOS graphic, outlining the full HEOS by Denon connected audio experience and focussing minds on the range of products on display from Sound United brands to achieve a high performance multi-room solution. The Gallery of the Smart Apartment will be home to the latest 4K and 8K screens from LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony while in the Games Room the LG wallpaper TV takes centre stage.

All technologies in the Smart Apartment are controlled by URC Total Control 2.0, now available with new remotes and modules for Panasonic, Loxone, Heatmiser and Lilin.

More than that, AWE will also be offering dedicated integrator training over the two days in its award-winning Smart Home Academy.

This will include a dedicated Lens to Living Room briefing from Sony covering its latest TV and home cinema products and technologies; a session from Sound United looking at the latest innovations from Denon, Marantz, Definitive Technology and Classe; and an in-depth control and automation presentation on URC’s Total Control 2.0, featuring a range of new two-way integration modules plus product updates on Silent Gliss, covering its new Smart by Silent Gliss solution for the home.

AWE will also be offering a dedicated early morning training programme exclusively available to members of the Smart Home Group. This will cover an introduction to AWE, the brands, the training support available and other incentives for newcomers to the smart home market.

For more information and to register for your place, click here.